Meet My Villain Blog Hop/ Contest

Welcome to the Meet My Villain blog hop and contest (yes, both at once). Are you excited? I’m excited.

“The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn’t only be dangerous.

They would be irresistible.”        

-Nenia Campbell


Photo courtesy of Sean Mundy via Flickr. He has some amazing photography, and you should totally check him out.

1) What is the name of your villain?

King Emery of Tersa. Or just Emery if you’re not into all that pomp.

2) What motivates him/her?

Emery’s family has been murdered and his kingdom stolen from him. It’s too late to save his family, but he’s not going to let an enemy king rule Tersa, especially not when said enemy king murdered the Tersan royals.

3) What is the villain’s relationship with the main character?

They had a friendly relationship when they were younger. But the friendship becomes somewhat compromised when her parents marry her off to the son of Emery’s greatest enemy.

4) What is one thing your villain is afraid of? What is their weakness?

Emery’s weakness is his arrogance. It’s not that he isn’t a force to be reckoned with. But sometimes he overestimates just how far his charm and wit will get him. Ultimately, he’s afraid of failing and letting his family down. He takes big risks, and that might just come back to bite him.

5) What is their greatest strength?

His cunning. Emery’s wit has allowed him to evade the man who killed his family. While hiding in that man’s home.

6) Does your villain have any romantic entanglements?

He’s in like/love/lust (depending on the day) with the main character. One time he drunkenly kissed her. Another time he soberly kissed her.

7) List one random fact about your villain.

His family crest has a snake on it, which turns out to be very fitting.

Giveaway Time!

I’ll be giving away a 5 page + query critique to two lucky blog readers.

To win:

1) Follow my blog

2) In the comments, describe your character in 150 words or fewer. I will choose one submission to win a critique.

3) If you want to do a longer post and and answer the 7 questions above, include a link to your blog in the comment. I’ll try to read (and comment on) all of these, if I can. Won’t affect my choice of winner, but it might be fun.

Contests close October 31st.

If you want another chance to win, check out Erin Latimer’s blog.


Erin latimer

I was tagged by my splendtastic CP, Erin Latimer. Erin is a Wattpad superstar and a member of the vlogging team, the YA WordNerds. I can vouch for the quality of her critiques, so you should totally check her blog out!

And I am tagging Meghan Jashinsky and Jamie Adams. Your turn!

Meghan is giving away a signed PB copy of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, so make sure to check out her post!

If you want to see more of Sean Mundy’s photography, follow this link.

17 thoughts on “Meet My Villain Blog Hop/ Contest

  1. My villain is a turncoat CIA agent who’s been rotting in a top-secret prison. He escapes and is out to get revenge on his once-partner and best friend—Eugene Wimple—who put him there in the first place. Wimple went rogue during the take down, which resulted in the death of Agent 303’s youngest child. Wimple has since been on the run from the CIA and changed his name. But Agent 303 tracks down Wimple (Aka Bob Nellen) and kidnaps him. Then he starts toying with Wimple’s family, especially the youngest boy, Andy. After all, an eye for an eye . . . or a kid for a kid. (Upper MG mystery)

  2. I’m still not sure how WordPress works, but I think I followed you.

    I have at least 4 “big bads” in my superhero novel, so I’m going to choose my favorite. My favorite villain is a crazed Gray Eagle fangirl/stalker named April. What makes her terrifying is that she’s not one of those typical villains my MC Susan fights on a daily basis, she’s a normal teenaged girl. She goes to extreme measures to get what she wants, and it puts Susan and Grayson at risk. In a city full of monsters, April represents the idea that anybody can be capable of evil.

  3. The villain in my MG fantasy is a sorcerer who is after the princess’ treasure map. It leads to a powerful artifact that he is willing to kill for, has in fact already killed witches for. He’s devious and conniving. I mean, he’s going up against a twelve-year-old girl!

  4. Coach Hart is the winningest coach Trinity High School ever had. The community loves charismatic Coach. His players love him or fear him. The problem is that he’ll do anything to win. Practice isn’t complete until someone pukes. Sometimes, he makes 250 pound boys tear up in barely controlled rage or embarrassment. He, by golly, pushes these wussies to be men and he’s proud of it. Coach Hart, though, uses the carrot and the stick very effectively. Just when a football player is ready to give it all up, Coach tantalizes him with a carrot, often illegal incentives. His winning record protects him in a cloud of complicit conspiracy. He uses his position as school safety officer to bully and bribe kids. Coach is out of control. Boys are getting hurt. Someone could die.

  5. Le Villain you say? Intrigued I am. *coughs and is done quoting Yoda* Onto the villain!

    Rachel’s mom didn’t hug her enough as a child. Growing up, she wanted a family that cared about her, so when Peter Blake–the notorious Mommy Murderer–took her under his wing, she decided to finish what he started before his arrest and execution. Rachel will create the perfect family, and she starts by kidnapping Peter Blake’s daughter.

  6. This is my entry, about a villain — who is a king, like yours! And who is also cunning and manipulative ^^ — from “The Windcaster”:

    King Asag of Mawlin was the fifth son of King XX. Born to strict values and brutal punishment, Asag grew up expecting the best of everyone and could not abide failure. His terrifying father taught him the lesson for life: when the country’s fate rests upon your shoulders, there is no room for mistakes; that, and a feared man is a powerful man. A slip-up of his stiff upper lip with a young village girl at sixteen resulted in her blackmailing him, and so he put her to death. This convinced Asag people would stab anyone in the back if left to run riot. When his father became ill, he fought his four brothers for the throne, killing two and exiling two. Subsequently he ruled Mawlin with an iron fist, watchful of neighbouring country Dernexes with its bountiful resources and Wind magic – and its ridiculously vulnerable and useless ruler.

    And here’s my “Meet My Villain” post:

  7. Cinaer has always been on the fringes of power, but that has only ever made him desperate for even more. Born to an elite family in a forgotten city in the back-straights of the Realm, he has always had something to prove. Being a Helian Protector – with the power to spark flames at his fingertips and reduce his opponents to ash – has given him a deadly edge, but what he really wants is to rule. To do so, he just needs to keep Roxy and her family onside. It should be simple and probably would have been if Brae hadn’t arrived.

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